Patrick Lencioni president, The Table Group, and author of The Five Temptations of a CEO This is one of the most profound and important books I have ever read. If every parent could apply these principles, not only would their children and families be healthier, but so would our society. A must-read for anyone interested in overcoming mediocrity.
Warren Bennis Distinguished Professor of Business, USC, and author of Managing the Dream From my fifty years of studying virtuous leadership, one single factor stands out: character. It is only character that counts in leadership and maturity. The Hyde Schools know how it's learned and developed. The Gaulds' book incarnates with eloquent and moving language how Hyde achieves its miracles.
Charlene C. Giannetti coauthor of The Roller-Coaster Years, Parenting 911, and Cliques The Gaulds have taken the Hyde School's program for character-based education and written an accessible manual. When parents work on their own character, children are inspired to follow. Any parent eager to tackle the "biggest job" should consider this book required reading.
Pearl Rock Kane director, The Klingenstein Center Teachers College, Columbia University, and editor of The First Year of Teaching and Independent Schools, Independent Thinkers Expert educators Laura and Malcolm Gauld challenge parents to consider the values they treasure, and they offer parents clear guidelines on how to develop those values in their children. The authors also provide a forum for parents and teachers to work in concert to achieve the results that matter most in life. Few books are as powerful in speaking to the hearts of parents and teachers.
John Hiatt singer-songwriter Laura and Malcolm Gauld have written an excellent book. It condenses the principles and concepts of the Hyde School, a curriculum that has been revolutionizing the connection between parenting and education for the past thirty-five years. The truth will set you free, indeed. If you have a child, read this book.
Kevin Ryan, Ph.D. professor and director emeritus, The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character, Boston University, and author of Building Character in Schools This book is a treasure trove of wisdom and practical know-how for both parents and educators. This book comes out of the heads, hearts, and guts of the people who have built one of America's great schools. It is a highly readable blueprint for raising and educating strong children of character.